If there is no conflict going on in your life right now you should be alarmed!
Most people operate as if the goal of life is no have no conflict, nothing could be further from the truth.
Conflict is a sign that something is happening; the absence of conflict is very likely the sign that nothing is happening.
The question is not, “How do I live my life in such a way as to minimize all conflict?”, but rather, “Am I involved in the right conflict and am I handling the conflict like a mature Christian?”
- The ONE THING for today: Expect conflict, embrace conflict…just make sure it is the right conflict; every hill is not worth dying on.
But even after we had suffered before and were spitefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God in much conflict.
1 Thessalonians 2:2 (NKJV)